Steam Clean Your Way Through Those Challenging New Puppy Messes

Getting a new puppy can be one of the most fulfilling experiences in one’s life. While the new addition to the family is adorable and lovable, until he or she is house trained, a puppy also creates quite a mess!

Make these beginning months of constant clean up easier with the Reliable Steamboy Pro 3-in-1 Steam and Scrub Floor Mop. This lightweight, easy-to-use cleaning tool heats up to 248 degrees, effectively sanitizing the surface. Whether the puppy has an accident on sealed hardwood floors or carpet, the Steamboy Pro has got it covered. Included with a carpet glide attachment and washable microfiber pads, it quickly disinfects and freshens—without the use of harsh chemicals!

Steam cleaning is a “green” cleaning alternative as the only ingredient is water, making it a safe, healthy and toxin-free household for the puppy or any small children in the home. The steam vapor eliminates common bacteria and germs as well as destroys dust mites.

For the challenging messes such as dirt and mud tracked in by the dog, the Steamboy Pro is equipped with a powerful scrubber brush which allows the mop to simultaneously steam and scrub those tough stains right off the floor!

7 Reasons for Steam Cleaning

1. CHEMICAL-FREE CLEANING
Since the only ingredient needed to use a steam cleaner is water, cleaning your home has never been more environmentally friendly. After all, does it really make sense to make a sandwich on a countertop that’s been sprayed with poison? Not only do you eliminate chemical residues in your home making it a safer place (especially for children and pets who practically live on the floor) but you also help the environment by reducing the amount of chemicals that get washed down the drain and into our water supply.

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2. A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF CLEAN
While you’ll still need to put in the effort, the results after using a steam cleaner surpass the conventional method of solvent and sponge. Since steam deodorizes and sanitizes with heat and moisture, debris is removed thoroughly and quickly, leaving a chemical-free sparkle and making your job easier. From bathrooms to basements, large surface areas like tile floors and counter-tops, carpeting, upholstery and even baked-on grills, there are attachments for every area of the house. You’ll end up cleaning things you’ve avoided for ages.

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3. SPEND LESS ON CLEANING SUPPLIES
You will never have to decide on lemon or pine scent again. You’ll never need floor polisher, glass sparkler, oven cleaner, mold buster, tile blaster or the guy in the white t-shirt hanging around again. You won’t even need those sweaty rubber gloves to protect your hands from solvents. Owning a steam cleaner means owning one exceptional cleaning product for many of your cleaning needs. What will you do with all that extra money? What will you do with all that extra space?

4. ELIMINATE THE TRICKIEST, NASTIEST CULPRITS
Bacteria, viruses, mold and mildew may not be detectable, but they are potentially some of the most hazardous pathogens that can result in irritations, allergies and infections. When a steam cleaner is used, the tiny hot vapor molecules penetrate the pores of a surface and as they come in contact with the cool surface of the pores, they expand and force all dirt, debris and bacteria to the surface. Vapor molecules are so hot, they are not only able to extract pathogens like E. Coli and Salmonella from surface pores, but also kill them. Good-bye infectious enemies.

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5. KILLS AND CONTROLS ALLERGENS LIKE DUST MITES
The sun pours in. There are “things” floating in the stream of light. No, it isn’t mood lighting: many of these floating particles are some of the most prolific allergy triggers in the home – the waste matter of dust mites – second only to pollen in causing allergic reactions. Using a steam cleaner regularly will remove these microscopic, sneeze-inducing pests for good. Some allergic reactions translate into asthma, which is on the rise among children, but studies show that avoiding allergens in early childhood can prevent the onset of asthma. Using a steam cleaner is a great way to keep everyone in your home healthy.

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Steam cleaners can transform a germ-ridden, odiferous nursery into a sparkling clean, chemical- free baby sanctuary. Toys, especially those that are shared with other children, are notorious germ traps that are more than efficient at attracting a host of bodily fluids. A steam cleaner will kill any lingering guests after a play date filled with sneezes and runny noses.

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7. A PET LOVER’S NEW BEST FRIEND
Just because you have a pet, doesn’t mean your house has to smell like one. A steam cleaner will eliminate “eau de dog,” sanitize birdcages and aquariums, and spruce up the litter box area so you needn’t hold your breath as you walk past. The high-temperature heat kills fleas, their eggs and their larva. Using a steam cleaner on household surfaces (not Fido) will eradicate these tenacious pests without the use of harsh chemicals.

New Year, New Home

It’s that time of year again where the air is buzzing with talk of New Year’s resolutions.   While most start off strong, it is no secret that our January 1st promises do not always hold throughout the year. Instead of becoming discouraged part way into your resolution, try a new approach to making a change. This year, resolve to revamp your home with the help of the Reliable Pronto 100CH Eco-Friendly Steam Cleaner and Fabric Steamer.

Steam cleaning is the quick, safe, and effective way to rid surfaces of stains and messes, while immediately eliminating germs on contact. This method of cleaning uses no harsh chemicals and therefore is a healthier alternative for both your family and the environment. Since the only ingredient used is water, there is no safer way to clean your home.

While the thought of cleaning does not appeal to most, steam cleaning has provided many reasons for a new outlook on this not-so-fun task. The Pronto 100CH from Reliable is a portable and easily accessible handheld steamer. With a light weight of 2.5 pounds and a quick two-minute heat up time, the inconvenience of cleaning is eliminated, as it is easy to use whenever and wherever it is needed. With 15 different attachments, this handheld steamer is extremely versatile and provides solutions to:

  • Mold and mildew removal
  • Dissolving grime on windows
  • Sanitizing the entire bathroom
  • Removing stubborn stains from kitchen counter and sinks
  • Garment wrinkle odor removal
  • Killing dust mites and beg bugs on contact

Pronto_P7Here are a few new resolution ideas that the Pronto will help you keep:

  • Get rid of the clutter in your closet by sorting through old clothes to steam and sell to consignment shops
  • Stay organized by setting aside 10 minutes each day to steam clean and maintain a consistently clean home
  • Avoid those germs and steam clean your bathroom at least once a week
  • Amaze your guests and keep grout and tiles looking as good as new
  • Prevent that musty closet smell and steam clean your clothes and linens keeping them wrinkle free and odorless
  • Keep 2015 chemical free by only using water through steam cleaning

 

Need a New Year’s Resolution? Look No Further Than Reliable.

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Looking for a New Year’s Resolution that will help you live a healthier life? The answer may be easier than you think! Cleaning products such as bleach and ammonia are commonly found and used in many homes. While most people consider bleach the most powerful product to clean with, they probably do not realize the dangers it can cause in the home. Bleach and other chemical cleaners can irritate skin, eyes, and the respiratory tract. This is damaging to everyone in the home, including children and pets.

Change up your routine, and start 2015 the clean and healthy way by tossing out all of the harsh cleaning chemicals in your home. Safely and easily complete all of your household tasks by steam cleaning.

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Steam cleaning is a ‘green’ cleaning alternative to harsh chemical products. The only ingredient needed is water! Steaming quickly, yet efficiently, kills 99.9% of common bacteria (including mold) and germs, the natural way. In addition to being safe, steam cleaning is also cost-efficient and time saving. No more trips to the store to buy supplies because when cleaning the safe way, all you need is water!

Prep the Home for the Holidays: Quick and Easy Tips from “One-Minute” Cleaning Expert and Best-Selling Author

Reliable Happy HolidaysWhat’s the secret to creating a sparkling, spick-and-span home for the holidays? Start well in advance to avoid the stress of last minute cleaning! You don’t want to be cleaning right up until the minute guests arrive but where do you start? “One-Minute” Cleaning Expert and Best-Selling Author, Donna Smallin Kuper, offers the following tips to help take the chore out of cleaning, making more time to enjoy the holidays!

  • Do like Santa and make a list. Take a quick walk through your home, room by room. Create a checklist of what needs to be done in preparation for guests. Perhaps in the guest room you need to freshen linens or clean out the closet– or get that luggage rack you’ve been meaning to buy. Ready the guest room first and then focus on the rest of the house.
  • Set an early deadline. Aim to have your cleaning and everything done a day or two in advance so you are rested, relaxed, and enjoy yourself when guests arrive.
  • Declutter first. It’s much easier to clean without clutter in your way. Where do you begin? Start by clearing kitchen countertops. Not only are you going to need extra counter space for food preparation but the kitchen is the hub of holiday activity and decluttering will make your home instantly look neater!
  • Keep your floors spotless. With the extra foot traffic and food preparation, you’ll need to clean your floors more often to keep them looking spotless, especially in your kitchen. The Reliable Steamboy PRO 3-in-1 steam and scrub floor mop will make that chore a snap. It heats up in less than 30 seconds, sanitizes your sealed hard floors and freshens your carpets fast– without the use of harsh chemicals. It also has a built-in scrub brush that simultaneously steams and scrubs grout, making tile look like new again. Although no one will be eating off your floor (except maybe your dog), it’s nice to know they will be that clean!

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  • Get into the spirit of giving. Donate items you no longer use or love, including holiday decorations you haven’t put up in years. Visit www.donationtown.org to find a local charity that will gladly accept your donations.
  • Focus on high-traffic areas. If your home is due for a full-home cleaning and you have the time and energy to do it, go for it! Otherwise, save the deep cleaning for after the holidays and focus on cleaning the high-traffic areas such as the kitchen, bathrooms and the living room. Do you have pets? Your home shouldn’t smell like one. Did you know that you can get rid of “eau de dog” and eliminate cat litter odors by steam cleaning? Try the Reliable Pronto 100CH portable steam cleaner and fabric steamer to remove those nasty smells as well as freshen. Continue to put it to work in other troubled areas such as your bathroom and kitchen to steam and sanitize sealed surfaces.

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  • Clean out your refrigerator. Make room for holiday dishes by emptying out your refrigerator before you go grocery shopping. While you’re at it, you can clean out the pantry and donate any unopened canned and boxed goods to a local food bank.
  • Expect the unexpected. Allow for extra time and prepare for the unexpected. For example, you don’t want to begin setting the table only to find the tablecloth wrinkled or that the glasses are spotted minutes before guests arrive. A quick way to eliminate spots on glassware and silverware is to wipe them with a fine-weave microfiber cloth that’s been spritzed with water. A very helpful tool for tackling tablecloths and napkins is the Reliable Sensor Velocity steam iron. The vertical steam feature allows you to easily remove wrinkles from the hanging sides of the tablecloth for added convenience. Set the table a day or two in advance to take care of any surprises (this will also keep your table free of clutter).

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  • Plan for a mess. You will inevitably have a mess to clean up, so be prepared. Spot clean stains immediately. Do not allow stains to sit on furniture, carpets or clothes overnight. Here’s a tip to clean up the dreaded red wine spill: Blot up as much liquid as you can with a clean, damp white towel and pour 3% hydrogen peroxide on the stain. Cover with a towel and allow to sit overnight with something heavy on the towel to help it absorb the stain.
  • Don’t play the martyr. If a guest asks what they can do to help, hand them a dish towel or broom– don’t be shy!

About Donna Smallin Kuper

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  • Through her own special brand of inspiration and practical tips for “cleaning smarter, not harder”, Donna helps consumers lead happier, cleaner and less stressful lives. Donna’s print books have sold over one million copies worldwide. On December 16th, 2014, Donna launched her new book, “Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness”– just in time for the holidays (available at Amazon)
  • As a leading authority on cleaning and one of the organizing industry’s most recognized and respected experts, Donna frequently appears on national television and radio as well as often quoted in major print and online publications (www.unclutter.com).